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Re: [opensuse] Opensuse 11.1 for server ?
  • From: "Greg Freemyer" <greg.freemyer@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 12:14:31 -0500
  • Message-id: <87f94c370901080914l3c846632he5b48317d0ab7f4@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 11:45 AM, David C. Rankin
<drankinatty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Arie Reynaldi Z wrote:
I have an x86_64 11.1 server configured with no problems whatsoever with
apache2 with SSL, BIND 9 DNS, dhcpd providing dynamic updates via TSIGs to
BIND, samba providing shares, and pptpd VPN working just fine. The core
server
packages seem OK. It just sucks when I have to look at the screen ;-)

What about soft RAID 1 (mirror) ? I do need it because in my
experience HD failure happens.. RAID 1 and backup every night really
helpful.. And what filesystem that recommend for server ? XFS or stick
with ext3 ?

Thanks for helps guys..


RAID1 works fine (Although, yast installer did screw up the grub/menu.lst so
the machine wouldn't boot. See:
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=445602)

I have used 'software md' raid and 'bios dm' raid without any issues since
10.2. Currently I have 6 servers (10.3-11.0) running raid1 arrays without a
single issue.

I joined the mdraid mailing list a couple months ago. I mostly lurk.

Most of the problems I see people have is when they try to grow /
reshape a raid array, or when they have serious problems and try to
fix it.

Surprising how many people post about experiencing a dual disk failure
and need to try to rebuild without restoring backups. Apparently
mdraid is a little aggressive about kicking drives out of the array,
because often they are able to get the array operational again with
exactly the same hardware.

I'm still a hardware raid guy, and having monitored the mdraid list
for a couple months, I'm likely to stay one until mdraid becomes more
tolerant of transient issues.

To be fair, hardware raid may be just as problematic in situations
where power supplies, cables, external enclosures are behaving
erratically. I just have not watched their support channels so
closely.

Greg
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